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3/13/18 2:10 P

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other things to consider -

the less you have to lose, the slower it will go.

if your only exercise is cardio, add some strength training. Either body weight or using weights. As your muscle mass increases, your metabolism will get just a little more efficient at burning calories.

If you ARE very close to your ultimate goal and get stuck on a plateau, maybe use it to practice maintenance. Then go back to your weight loss plan after a little 'break'.



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Rather than using the scales to gauge success, there are a number of other methods, and ones which I generally pay more attention to. Things like:

* How your clothes fit

* Your energy levels

* Your fitness level

* Your blood and BP results if they were problematic

* The quality of your sleep

* Condition of your hair, skin and nails

* Whether you have had a bowel motion or not. (Can make a HUGE difference to your weight)

If you have had a higher than normal sodium intake can make a huge difference. As an example, the other day I had bacon with my dinner. I went to the Medical Centre the next day and I was over 1/2kg heavier than the day before. I had eaten almost double the amount of sodium than I would normally. My weight is now back to normal, but it took 4 days for the sodium effect to wear off.

There are a lot of other indicators so don't just focus on your weight.

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3/12/18 3:18 P

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You might also want to check out the SPark 30 Day Plateau Busting Challenge: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/calendar-chall
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Gives you some good articles and things to think about....

Mostly I believe that plateaus happen because our bodies to some degree resist change--even Good Change! Patience is not only a "virtue"... it's a necessity on this Journey towards better health. While you are waiting for the scale to respons, please remember that even if you stay exactly where you are now...and keep doing the good things you are...you ARE healthier! And that's the real goal, isn't it?! All the best,
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3/12/18 2:14 P

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It sounds like you've gotten some helpful suggestions. Here are some more you might find useful:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
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Keep up the good work!

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3/12/18 2:02 P

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Ha Ha- thanks! Ok I have the lingo down now :)

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non-scale victories emoticon

The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker; a person who has the skills, abilities, talents and tools, yet chooses not to use them.
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3/12/18 1:57 P

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Thanks for the feedback!
What are NSV's?

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you have to 'change it up'. Varying your caloric intake is a good one.

What's worked best for me is adding in some sprint intervals. Whatever your exercise of choice, pick up the pace for several intervals during your workout.

You also need to keep those NSVs in mind - are you losing inches? Is your endurance building? Is your resting heart rate slowing down? Are you stronger?

congrats on your progress so far! emoticon



The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker; a person who has the skills, abilities, talents and tools, yet chooses not to use them.
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Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
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3/12/18 11:37 A

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It's my 3rd weigh in in a row that I have stayed the same weight ( I weigh in every Monday) I have hit a plateau after losing just 6 lbs at rate of 1 lb a week.
I tried slightly upping my calories last week after reading that sometimes you can be taking in too few. This week I am going to adjust to 1200 and also going to work on drinking more water as well.
I am just going to stay the course and up my exercise but it sure is frustrating.
I've been meeting my stpe goals most days, barely ever cheat ( example I had one Margarita this weekend but otherwise stuck with my limits). Its really hard to not feel bummed out
Has anyone had this happen and then suddenly started losing again after 3 weeks or so?

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